London, UK – UK provincial hotel group The Hotel Collection has today selected SiteMinder’s Channel Manager to provide its entire four-star portfolio real-time access to more than 200 distribution channels worldwide.
The Hotel Collection comprises 21 hotels across England, Scotland and Wales – including the historic Imperial Hotel in Torquay; The Lygon Arms in Broadway, the Cotswolds; and the contemporary Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire – which now benefit from greater revenue and reduced costs, thanks to the two-way integration provided by The Channel Manager between the properties’ management systems and channels online.
Moz Shigdar, revenue & distribution director at The Hotel Collection, comments: “We wanted our hotels to continue being experienced by all travellers, as well as welcoming the new generation. Equally, it was crucial we selected a platform that streamlined our distribution methods and allowed us to focus on our guests.
“We found SiteMinder’s Channel Manager to be the clear market leader for its seamless, wholly-integrated solution from online to front desk, which allows us to drive revenue and lower costs.”
The announcement makes The Hotel Collection the latest prominent hotel chain to continue the global adoption of SiteMinder’s Channel Manager. Over the 12 months ending 30 June 2014, The Channel Manager contributed to the US$7.4 billion revenue and 18 million reservations that SiteMinder’s market-leading technology facilitated for hotels worldwide.
SiteMinder’s director of sales UK/Ireland, Bernhard Ballin, says, “SiteMinder is proud to have been selected by The Hotel Collection, which can now look at enjoying a more diversified distribution strategy to reach an even greater number of consumers – at a minimal cost.”
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SiteMinder is the global hotel industry’s leading provider of online distribution and direct booking technology. Founded in 2006, SiteMinder offers award-winning, cloud-based distribution products – including the world’s largest channel manager, a customisable booking engine, deep PMS/CRS integration and GDS connection tools – to help hotels increase online revenue, streamline business processes and lower operational costs. Driven by a no-contract, commission-free business model, SiteMinder’s robust product suite and exceptional client support has made the business one of the most recognisable in the industry. In addition to its global head office in Sydney, SiteMinder has operations in Bangkok, Cape Town, Dallas and London, and more than 14,000 customers in over 140 countries. For more information about SiteMinder and its market-leading products, visit www.siteminder.com.
About The Hotel Collection
The Hotel Collection offers 21 unique properties across the UK from Scotland to Devon. They are located in inspiring locations from vibrant city and town centres, spectacular coastal resorts to countryside retreats and include The Carlton Hotel in Edinburgh, The Oxford Hotel in Oxfordshire, Shrigley Hall Hotel, Golf & Country Club in Cheshire and Walton Hall and Hotel in Warwickshire. The Hotel Collection offers a total of over 2,800 bedrooms, 220 meeting rooms and extensive leisure facilities. For bookings and information, please call The Hotel Collection’s central reservations office 0800 652 8413 or visit www.thehotelcollection.co.uk.